The 5 Best Items to Sell at a Farmers Market, Besides Fruits and Vegetables

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Farmers market (Shanice Garcia/pixabay)
Farmers market (Shanice Garcia/pixabay).

Artisanal goods provide lucrative business opportunities. The best items to sell at a farmers market will help any entrepreneur boost their sales.




Summertime is full of activities. Outdoor sports, community swimming pools, theme parks, and nature reserves are all popular destinations for anyone. Another common go-to site is the local farmers market. While many people travel to farmers markets to browse local offerings, farmers markets also offer local entrepreneurs a chance to display their crafts. For those interested in selling artisanal goods at these markets, read about some of these best items to sell at a farmers market and see for yourself.

Baked Goods

There’s a reason everyone talks about grandma’s cookies: homemade baked goods are extremely popular! People love homemade baked goods because they remind them of home cooking, family, and natural ingredients. Plus, walking around a farmers market on a nice summer day works up an appetite. Some baked goods that have a high return on investments include bread, cookies, fudge, candy, and cakes. No matter which you pick, bakery stalls always have crowds around them.

Cottagecore is an aesthetic also known as farmcore and countrycore, and is inspired by a romanticized interpretation of western agricultural life, but centered on ideas of simple living and harmony with nature.

Aesthetic ethics refers to the idea that human conduct and behavior can be governed by experiences of beauty and attraction.

Soap and Skin Care

The cottagecore aesthetic has made headlines with many consumers today. Part of that relates to the high demand for homemade bath and beauty products. Homemade soaps are arguable the most popular, but homemade lotions, sugar scrubs, lip balm, or even natural deodorants are options to consider. The demand for these products relates back to their composition of natural ingredients, like oatmeal, honey, goat milk, lavender, and more.




Candles

Relatedly, artisan candles are also lucrative items to sell at farmers markets. Like these other products, artisan candles represent coziness, comfort, and natural living. You can use beeswax or other ingredients from other vendors for natural ingredients. There are many benefits to using tin cases to store your candles. Tin is lightweight, cost-efficient, and durable. Alternatively, consider homemade clay candle holders or mason jars for a complete farm aesthetic.




Crafts

Like many items on this list, farmers markets are not strictly food-related. Now’s a great time to sell your personal arts and crafts for others to enjoy. Paints, drawings, embroidery, crochet, pottery, woodworking, metalworking, and other artisanal crafts are great to display. Homemade arts and crafts also showcase your hard work. Visitors will see the labor you’ve put into each design. The work will sell itself.

Pet Food

While humans love baked goods and other homemade treats, don’t neglect furry friends, either! Homemade dog or cat treats can be rewarding products, too. Homemade dog treats are simple to make because they require few ingredients. Typically, all you might need is peanut butter, meat, or a carbohydrate like sweet potato or brown rice for digestibility. Offer some samples to passing canines. Once the dogs devour them, their owners will happily buy bags full of them.

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